What color would you suggest for our trim and front door

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We renovated our home and I am needing advice on a door color that would pop and also suggestions on the trim color. Our brick is that old orange red color.
q what color would you suggest our trim and front door be, doors, paint colors, painting
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  • Key10005913 Key10005913 on Oct 20, 2016
    Aqua or Yellow... make it pop
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 20, 2016
    Since paint colors are so personal I would look here for some possible inspiration. www.elegantpainting.com/exterior-paint-colors...
  • Pam Lewandowski Pam Lewandowski on Oct 20, 2016
    To make it stand out and blend with brick -- black! I know very traditional. :)
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    • Pam Lewandowski Pam Lewandowski on Oct 25, 2016
      It was just my opinion. Your thoughts should be under ANSWER so she'll see it. Not as a reply to mine. :)
  • Sandy Sandy on Oct 20, 2016
    The door and trim should reflect your personality as well as the style of the home. Wine colors are warm , powerful and welcoming, Greens are earthy and suggest a freshness or newness. Go with your gut and what makes you "happy" Remember you are the one that comes home every night and walks through that door. What would make you feel good after a stressful day???
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 20, 2016
    You can get a pack of construction paper with 25-50 colors for a few bucks then put them up, step back and narrow your range down to what feels right, then go to paint samples to figure out the best shade for you.
  • William William on Oct 20, 2016
    Trim should match the window trim color. Your choice on door color. ***** https://www.google.com/search?q=front+door+tr...
  • Dande,OR Dande,OR on Oct 20, 2016
    I agree with William, change your trim to the pretty cream you have around your windows and that will brighten thing up. Paint your door your favorite color. Your brick is pretty and neutral. Have fun and show your personality.
  • Dande,OR Dande,OR on Oct 20, 2016
    Also I like you tile for your for the patio. Nice
  • Ese8934807 Ese8934807 on Oct 20, 2016
    I agree with William if you want to you can always put a wreath on door an maybe planters on each side fill with colorful flowers to make pop
  • Rai2755762 Rai2755762 on Oct 20, 2016
    opposite of red on a color wheel is green. i would do a green that pops with a cream trim to match the windows.
  • Rai2755762 Rai2755762 on Oct 20, 2016
    or a smokey blue to go with the grey brick.
  • Raa6539478 Raa6539478 on Oct 21, 2016
    Turquoise blue
  • Roses12 Roses12 on Oct 21, 2016
    I would go a warm Cream
  • MadameRã MadameRã on Oct 21, 2016
    •Purples & muted greens look amazing against the brick colours i see.. Perhaps paint the table two toned purple to..nothing to costly & you will look like you have a new house..also trim the windows in muted green. Happy ctafting M.Rã
  • Poelstrad Poelstrad on Oct 21, 2016
    Black trim and a pale Salmon colour door will make the colour of your brick pop.
  • Sandra. Jackson Sandra. Jackson on Oct 21, 2016
    As the brickwork is red why not paint it bright red that way it would all blend in.
  • Har9016813 Har9016813 on Oct 21, 2016
    I would suggest going and getting the pack of paper, cut in strips, tape part to the door and windows. You and your husband step back and see which you like best. Do one color at a time until you agree on the color. I really like blue and burgundy, but that is my preference. It's your home, decorate to suit you're and your husband's taste. It is beautiful - then you could paint your table and chairs to match.
  • Lcmc815 Lcmc815 on Oct 21, 2016
    If you really want it to pop, I'd paint it Lime green. If not try an olive green & cream trim!
  • Molly Molly on Oct 21, 2016
    It appears there are black bricks also. If true, paint the door a shiny black and the trim also. Keep it classy.
  • Lul2535801 Lul2535801 on Oct 21, 2016
    Red Ferrari will look amazing .
  • Sharon Marie Doughty Sharon Marie Doughty on Oct 21, 2016
    The colour of your chairs would look nice, and bright flowers as a accent yellows and orange etc.
  • Mar10578170 Mar10578170 on Oct 21, 2016
    mustard colour wud be fab
  • Chr12725135 Chr12725135 on Oct 21, 2016
    I think the trim should match your windows. I love all the black trim and windows I'm seeing everywhere but since your windows are light, keep your trim the same color. Your front door could be a million different colors all dependent on your own taste. I am not a blue lover but that is the first thing that popped in my head when I saw your picture. Of course there are a million blue's but I was picturing something like this
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 21, 2016
    I am not one much for painted brick, but there comes a time when it is "just time to paint the brick." I would whitewash the brick and accent with black trim and shutters/door. Use a soft white paint...not one with a lot of blue. One thing about whitewashing is that it never peels or flakes but you get color.
  • Gerry Davis Gerry Davis on Oct 21, 2016
    If your budget allows, I would put a little cover over the front door. Our home, at one time, was just like this and we had a long front porch added to it and it changed the entire look and style. Then, a nice color, that doesn't clash with the brick color would really stand out. At the moment, cannot remember the name of the thing that would be attached to your roof line, maybe add some steps and railings. Good Luck. Been there, lots of decisions.
  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Oct 21, 2016
    I agree with Mollym1 and say gloss black. If not, it looks like your window blinds have a dark hunter green binding on them. Hard to tell the exact color. I would try to match that color at least on the window and door trim.
  • Heike C O'Day Heike C O'Day on Oct 21, 2016
    Decide for yourself!
  • Val Menzies Val Menzies on Oct 21, 2016
    I like the blue.
  • Car11474591 Car11474591 on Oct 21, 2016
    I would paint trim & door white.The white will brighten your whole house.It will make the brick color pop.
  • Aud11199778 Aud11199778 on Oct 21, 2016
    I would go a Mustard gold and leave the trim
  • Em Em on Oct 21, 2016
    I would use the darker grey in the brick for the outer portion of the door then add a little bit of white to the paint and paint the portion that is inset a few shades lighter grey. It would tie in the brick, the porch and the previous blue and mustard suggested would add too much contrast to your green furniture
  • B2s12186070 B2s12186070 on Oct 21, 2016
    Go for Red door (=good luck in some parts of the world) and white frames.
  • Joanne Stein Joanne Stein on Oct 21, 2016
    I like black and dark grays, they would especially go well with your dark bricks.
  • Puppymom Puppymom on Oct 21, 2016
    Why don't you check the door color options on HGTV website?
  • Melissa Leach Melissa Leach on Oct 21, 2016
    My suggestion is to paint all your trim one color, similar to your window trim. My choice is to paint your door black. And, if I have your lovey patio I would also paint the metal chairs black to match the table base. You guys make a lovely couple. Good luck. I spray painted my metal table and chair this Spring.
  • Darline Darline on Oct 21, 2016
    Use a color wheel, and decide whether you want contrast, such as blue or green ; or coordinates such as reds, or blacks. I have such a pale green tinted white color on my home, with a black of, brass fixtures, and Bright blue door. I could imagine yours with federal blue door, white or dark grey trim; and brushed pewter fixtures. A "pop" of bright color for plants orcushions would really set it off!
  • Gne12347982 Gne12347982 on Oct 21, 2016
    Peppercorn gray from Sherwin Williams , would match the gray brick.... Used on my house and got lots of complements
  • Pam Rice Pam Rice on Oct 21, 2016
    I think the door and all the trim around it would be nice matching the grey bricks. I think the trim around your windows is fine the way it is. I also agree with Melissa above about painting the chairs to match the table.
  • Rachel Rachel on Oct 21, 2016
    I think a pop of color with yellow or teal
  • Meg Meg on Oct 21, 2016
    Hum. You don't indicate you roofing color. That will make a difference
  • Cwh6899259 Cwh6899259 on Oct 21, 2016
    Door brightish royal blue, trim black
  • Sherry Francis Sherry Francis on Oct 21, 2016
    Dark real or pale yellow.
  • Nanasdj Nanasdj on Oct 21, 2016
    Paint it red to bring out the brick color
  • Griselda Ochoa Griselda Ochoa on Oct 21, 2016
    a nice shade of green
  • Janith Ann Jacklin Janith Ann Jacklin on Oct 21, 2016
    dark charcoal grey
    • 7218805 7218805 on Oct 21, 2016
      I agree; I was going to suggest black, along with the trim, but a dark charcoal would bring compliment the darker brick on your home without being too jarring a colour! :)
  • Doanie Doanie on Oct 21, 2016
    The complimentary color of that particular brick color is a turquoise, on the green side, not blue. Would look striking and well balanced.
  • Mary Mary on Oct 21, 2016
    Teal and Barn Red
  • Clara Gil de Seabra Clara Gil de Seabra on Oct 21, 2016
    The same same as the windows.
  • Kathy Greene Kathy Greene on Oct 21, 2016
    light sage green
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Oct 21, 2016
    I was thinking of doing door in a bright white and the trim the dark color of the bricks. I think it would take the eye away from the Terra Coretta color of other bricks. And depending on style of house maybe even shutters in same color to tie it all together I think you could go with white since windows are white or the trim color. I like white since windows are white. But it also depends on color of roof. It has to all tie in or it will look odd. So if roof is dark go with dark shutters it makes house look larger. Good luck.
  • IFortuna IFortuna on Oct 21, 2016
    Agreed, the logical color would be the color in the darker bricks of the house or the roof color. : )
  • Lynda Couturier Lynda Couturier on Oct 21, 2016
    Black, it would add punch and be classy.
  • Cherol Cherol on Oct 21, 2016
    No, I would go to the other side of the color wheel. The front of my house is taupe siding with dark brown close the window, and a cream border around the windows. There is also a brick façade on the garage and on the up and down bays windows. I chose a dark teal from Valspar paint and I had the door and side panels painted that color. then I purchased a full view storm door. It changed the entire look of the house in a positive way. It pops but it is still stately and classy.
  • Cindy Ptak Cindy Ptak on Oct 21, 2016
    I think a green door with white or black trim would be lovely. Not Kelly green, kind of a mossy, soft green.
  • Kelly Lofing Kelly Lofing on Oct 21, 2016
    I would do the trim a close match to the darkest brick and the door the color of your chairs. That's assuming your window frames ate paintable. If not, I would use that color for your trim.
  • Bwe11890901 Bwe11890901 on Oct 21, 2016
    Yellow would brighten up the front
  • Claire Claire on Oct 21, 2016
    I agree with Cherol...Teal would bring a great pop of color.
  • Amgavril Amgavril on Oct 21, 2016
    Make it blue. The "Provence" type of blue, or the Greek 's favorite blue. Good luck
  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Oct 21, 2016
    I love Farrow & Ball paints they do wonderful heritage colours which would suit your home as although heritage they look so up-to-date and beautifully soft. Personally I love Light Blue which is a beautiful soft grey/greige or French Grey which is a beautiful neutral. Whichever colour you choose I'm certain it will enhance your lovely home happy painting:-)
  • Patricia Farmer Patricia Farmer on Oct 21, 2016
    I agree a shade of blue
  • Silvia Silvia on Oct 21, 2016
    Midnight blue
  • Renee Galvas Renee Galvas on Oct 21, 2016
    Kelly Green on the door and cheesecake yellow on the other trims.
  • Kathy Grens Kathy Grens on Oct 21, 2016
    Red is always welcoming to any front door and black trim whould be a beautiful change. Both colors will go great with the brick....
  • Susann Susann on Oct 21, 2016
    With those beautiful old bricks.....I'd go with a vintage gray and brighter trim.
  • Lynda Couturier Lynda Couturier on Oct 21, 2016
    Shiny because it would be easier to clean.
  • Mssipe1361 Mssipe1361 on Oct 21, 2016
    This is my front door, painted old world with turquoise, royal blue, rust, dark brown, and then sanded edges. We did white trim with our brick.
  • Trudy Trudy on Oct 21, 2016
    Classic black would look great with your bricks. Not a shiny jet lback, but a semi gloss wth just a little gray in it.
  • Janice Janice on Oct 21, 2016
    I have the same brick on my house. Have a beautiful turquoise door and white trim on windows with black shutters. Always getting compliments.
  • Debra Logan Debra Logan on Oct 21, 2016
    You could give it an Old World or country look with a cedar stained door and shutter treatment with black hammered hardware. Also, dirty shades of green seem to be becoming popular again. The green shades pair well with a mahogany color.
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Oct 22, 2016
    I suggest a medium dark golden yellow for the front door, with a creamy white for trim.
  • Sharon Marie Doughty Sharon Marie Doughty on Oct 22, 2016
    The colourof your chairs would look lovely, and bright flowers as a accent orange and yellow ! the green is lovely needs to be softer!
  • Can12209977 Can12209977 on Oct 22, 2016
    Blue/greyish color with an off white trim like the color around your windows and add some pots as plants on each side.
  • Sheri Robinson Guida Sheri Robinson Guida on Oct 22, 2016
    Black with cream trim
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Oct 22, 2016
    Trim with a dark gray color and paint the door and trim around it a high gloss charcoal. You need to pick up the black in the bricks and the gray in the tiles/cement. p.s. cute pic of you and your hubby ;-)
  • Ste4465176 Ste4465176 on Oct 22, 2016
    Sherwin Williams has an app where you upload your pic and you can try on colors. It's great.
  • Dawn Corrigan Dawn Corrigan on Oct 22, 2016
    We also have a similar brick bungalo. We chose to go with Burnt Orange on the doors, with dark chocolate trim on all other. The color of your chairs also would work well. Stay with the natural colors, they'll go with your brick and yet pop!
  • Sharon Bernardo Sharon Bernardo on Oct 22, 2016
    Consider the state where your home is located --- Do you experience extreme 4 seasons, mostly cloudy, or sunny? This can rightly influence your color choices. Possibly paler yellow, celery green or med. plum will set off your door & its frame.
  • Robert Chickey Robert Chickey on Oct 22, 2016
    I would choose a dark blue as it is the complement of orange. I am not a fan of white or cream here. I would use a gray tone. Definitely keep the door a different color than the surrounding casing and jamb package.
  • Heike C O'Day Heike C O'Day on Oct 22, 2016
    I will when I get back to the office. Personally I wouldn't go with black because 1) it'll show every speck of dirt and dust and 2) it'll get burning hot when the sun shines on it and 3) the paint nigh not last as long because of the sun shining on it.
  • Kathy Murray Kathy Murray on Oct 23, 2016
    Dark forest green. My little bungalow I sold back in the 90's
  • Rynn Rynn on Oct 23, 2016
    Your brick appears to have a charcoal-ish accent brick sprinkled among the traditional bricks. I think a Dark gray door with med or light gray trim would highlight those bricks. Best wishes!
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Oct 24, 2016
    Would do around the door the charcoal from the brick. Would go a deep turquoise or turquoise-green for the door. Have you thought about putting narrow shutters on the 2 windows to help balance the bulk of the door unit?
  • Connie Connie on Oct 24, 2016
    Periwinkle Blue. My house has brick similar to yours and we did the blue. I love it and it's been on for 15 years now. Our trim is dark brown and cream color. Here are similar examples....... http://www.frontdoorcolor.com/wp-content/uplo... https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/bf/...
  • Meg Meg on Oct 24, 2016
    I would probably go with a red/rust hue.
  • Jacki Jacki on Oct 25, 2016
    Black. Dark olive green
  • Mar10578170 Mar10578170 on Oct 25, 2016
    mustard all the way
  • Way8527029 Way8527029 on Oct 25, 2016
    I have the same color and used eggplant to bring out the one darker brick. I love it!
  • Glenda Glenda on Oct 27, 2016
    I would paint it the same color as the door and then use a trim paint just on the outermost framing. I would find a chocolate brown and mix with that same paint to get a darker version of what you have on the door. The strong contrast is jarring to me.
  • I would go to the Internet and Google "front door paint color with red brick" and you will come up with loads of ideas to suit your taste and home style. Have fun.
  • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on Oct 27, 2016
    Dark blue, cream trim.
  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 28, 2016
    What color are the darker bricks - looks a grayish color. How about the trim in that color and a mustard color for the door.
  • Donna Avery Donna Avery on Oct 29, 2016
    Experts say trim should be the same/similar color as the roof. Choose a color for the door on the opposite side of the color wheel
  • Dorothy Dorothy on Oct 31, 2016
    The colour I like would be a dark grey to black to match the colour in the bricks or a dark orange red!
  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jul 31, 2021

    green for sure